Man charged with assault on teenager in Hyde

A man has been charged with assault after an attack on a teenage boy in Greater Manchester left him with fractured eye sockets.

The 21-year-old from Hyde was charged following the attack on the 17-year-old in Tameside on Saturday.

After falling while trying to escape a gang of young men, the teenager was punched and kicked on the ground.

The man was remanded in custody at Tameside Magistrates' Court to appear at Manchester Crown Court in March.

A 17-year-old boy was also arrested in connection with the incident, but has been bailed pending further enquires.

Police said the teenager and his friend were passing a takeaway in Hyde when a group of young men and women began goading them.

One of the boys was punched and kicked as he lay on the ground, suffering two fractured eye sockets, while his friend was punched in the face.

The first victim is now in a stable condition.

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